Woody Waste Facility

is located in the area of the Maple Grove Community Park.
  • Access is one-way only via the Elm Avenue service road located behind the Giant Store at Stone Mill Plaza.
  • All traffic must exit via Columbia Avenue (eastbound; right turn only).
  • Service is for Lancaster Township residents ONLY—have ID ready for the gate attendant.
  • NO commercial landscapers (work-for-hire individuals).
  • Access to the facility will be controlled.
  • Yard waste bags in 2023 will be available starting Saturday, April 1, 2023, during regular facility hours.
  • Severe weather events may cause the closure of the facility.
  • Facility is closed Friday, Sundays, and Holidays.
  • NO BAGS, including Bio Bags, are to be left at the facility. ALL bags must be dumped & taken with you.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO DUMPING OF WOODY WASTE OUTSIDE OF ENTRANCE GATE. The area is under video surveillance; violators will be cited.
Christmas tree drop-off takes place December 26, 2022 through Saturday, January 14, 2023, Dawn to Dusk, in the designated (signed) area only. This service is for Lancaster Township residents only.
  • REAL Christmas trees only.
  • ALL decorations removed and NO tree bags.

2022/2023 Winter Days and Hours of Operation
  • Every Wednesday (Starting November 30, 2022) — 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • The following Saturdays 8:00am to 1:00pm
    • December 3 and December 17, 2022
    • January 14, February 18, March 18, 2023
  • In the event of winter weather, the facility will close until deemed safe for use.  

2023 Regular Days and Hours of Operation - The facility will re-open for regular season hours on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Yard waste bags will be available. 
  • Saturday hours (8AM to 1PM)
  • Weekday hours up to September 28 (Monday thru Thursday - 3PM to 7PM)
  • Weekday hours change on October 2 (2PM to 6PM)
  • Weekday hours change on October 30 (2PM to 5PM)
  • Saturday, November 19 LAST SATURDAY (8AM to 1PM)
  • Wednesday, November 23 FINAL DAY (2PM to 5PM)
Facility is CLOSED on the following dates in 2023:
  • CLOSED Fridays, Sundays, and holidays.
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Saturday, May 27
  • Monday, May 29
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Saturday, September 2
  • Monday, September 4
Grass Clippings:
  • The Township woody waste facility DOES NOT ACCEPT grass clippings. It is recommended that you mulch your grass with your lawnmower, and let it decompose back into the ground which is beneficial to your soil. Read the full notice regarding non-acceptance of grass clippings here.
  • Martin Mulch Products in Ephrata (located at 55 Woodcrest Drive), will accept grass clippings FOR A FEE. Call them for information on cost and hours – (717) 733-1602.
  • Self-load – DAWN TO DUSK while supply lasts. Located outside of the woody waste facility entrance.
Bulk Mulch will be loaded:
  • 2023 Dates TBD

Questions or concerns regarding the woody waste facility: